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I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
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Jul 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: summer-is-a-reading-season
Read from July 01 to 18, 2010

I'm glad that I read though the book and make it my fist finished English novel. It is the language that I wanna admire a lot. Zusak, with his sense of humour, lays good foundations in the ealier chapters till he gets the opportunity to reveal the main idea of the whole book: ordinary people can achieve beyond what they think they can. I was quite moved when seeing Ed, the leading roal, accomplish tasks on each card and makes differences to others lives. I think it touches me the same way as watching the TV show Leverage, in which there's a scene where Nate speaks to a nurse as the episode draws to an end, "The world doesn't work that way, but somehow we can mange to change it." Back to this novel, I think it really inspires me to do some changes of my life. I can't deny the resemblence between me and Richie that we are both confused in the middle of our lives, trying to figure out things that we are good at and wanna do in the future. Still, I have no idea, but I find a close answer on page 305. To find one thing I want for now is to want. Last but not least, my favourite part of the book, or sentence, is the little summary of each good deed of Ed at the end the book. I particularly like the notion of loving the disappointment in your life. Yes, we cannot obtain what we have expected all the time, so instead of blaming the places and environment, learning to accept and love failures is a necessarity. After all, for most people, they have been the same whereever they go. And that is so true.
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Sunny Stone That's a lot of insight up there~~;) Good written review. It not only made me want to read the book but made me realize I can't write a book review longer than 6 lines...
Congratulate on your first finished English book~~

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